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New Zealand Car Rental Tips: Driving Conditions


  • In New Zealand, you drive on the left.
  • You must hold a current and valid driver license to hire a car in New Zealand. The same applies for any additional drivers.
  • Failing to give way at intersections is one of the main causes of death and injury on New Zealand roads.
  • Read New Zealand road and safety information before you get behind the wheel. Go to: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/commercial/rental/renting.html for tips and advice.
  • The Mountain passes of South Island closed due to snowfall in winter, travellers should check road status or enure they have snow chains for their vehicles.
  • Compulsory seatbelts while driving car and vans, and also strict alcohol limits for drivers (0.08 for drivers over 20 and 0.0 for drivers under 20).

Reasons to Choose New Zealand Car Hire


  • In 2010, Lonely Planet rated New Zealand in its Top 10 Travel Destinations.
  • New Zealand is famous for its ski season. Come winter, skiers flock to Queenstown in the South Island and Mount Ruapehu in the North.
  • Queenstown is New Zealand’s (if not the world’s) adventure capital.
  • You can travel between the country’s two islands by ferry. The ride between Picton and Wellington takes only 3 hours.
  • New Zealand plays host to the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

New-Zealand Car Hire Tips and Stories from Webcarhire

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